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    I can't seem to get this working. I say "send text to..." then the name, followed by the message but it only seems to recognize the message, not the name. It completely skips the name box. If I go back and click the name box and try and say the name again, it doesnt recognize it either. Do i hav to setup some voice recognition commands prior to using talk to text? I didnt see an option for that.Anyone else hav a similar problem?

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    Are you using the name and location, as in "Text Steve, mobile, How are you today?"

    VLingo needs that format.
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    Yea, I've tried it every way possible. I even re-watched the help video with that kid talking about how to talk to text, and still nothing.

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    Using the imbedded app?
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    Uh... I didn't think I needed another app for that. The help video never mentioned any additional app for that.
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    For me its totally hit or miss as to whether it works or not but I only have to say the destination ie mobile or home if the contact has multiple #s

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    I hate the imbedded app because it only worked when it wanted to. Look at Vlingo in the Market. It's free. I know that's not what you wanted to hear, but you have to do what you have to do.
    I am pretty new to Android, but have spent lots of hours playing with my D2.
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    But does it atleast try and put a contact, even if its wrong? Mine doesn't, it totally just skips over the contact. Sometimes it will just spell out the contacts name in the message box! Im like... dam, it understands the name!

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    Cool, i'll. Try that. Thanks man!
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    Let us know how it works for you.
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    Just downloaded Vlingo. Seems to work pretty well.

    I speak basic HillBilly so it will be a learning curve.
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    Dam! I got vlingo and still can't get it to pull up the right contact. I was able to get one, but that's about it.

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    Most of the time it doesn't pull up ANY contact. Arg!

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    I have over 1800 contacts, and I find the native speech recognition to be amazingly accurate, and vlingo to be even better. Especially considering I am from new york city and speak very quickly AND mumbled.

    However, I noticed that you must say the name as it is entered, and use both first and last name when available for best accuracy. For instance. If you have someone named Christopher Smith, You cannot say "chris" or "chris Smith". You must say "christopher smith". Also for other names that have phonetical nuances, such as silent letters or foreign language pronunciations, I would suggest pronouncing them phonetically in your native language.

    Assuming you have more than one number for a contact, you also need to state which number you wish to send the text to. So building on my earlier example, you would say "Send text to Christopher Smith Mobile 1". Even if it didnt understand you command exactly, it should give you 3 options of what it THINKS you said, from which you can select on screen or via voice command (yes/no).

    Another reason to consider vlingo is that you can speak the contact and the message in a single step, rather than the native method which requires addressing and then inputing the message separately. For instance "text Christopher Smith Mobile, Message Let's go watch the game"
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    Can Vlingo be set to be the default voice to text app?
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    What you do is say Text Tracey pause, How are you doing today and it will send the text out. Pretty amazing. I like it.
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    Understood, what I'm asking is if it can be set to be the default voice to text app or do I have to start vlingo to use it?
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    You've got to start Vlingo to use it.
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    Thanks.
    I hate that you have to have a certain amount of characters to reply. All I wanted to say was thanks and it wouldn't let me.
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    As Hookbill stated, you must launch vlingo separately and it even when it is running it will not respond to button presses on the bluetooth headset (hopefully a future feature). Instead you need to tap the screen to get it to start listening, but at least now it will listen through a bluetooth headset which is a new feature that was previously lacking. There is a widget you can run which greatly simplifies launching vlingo which I highly recommend. There are a few widgets variation which you can choose from.

    Also, you can do lots of other things with vlingo such as craft an email, open apps, or look stuff up. It also has a feature that will read your TXT and email message aloud. I have upgraded my stock voice to the SVOX classic voice and the reading feature is actually pretty good.
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